Kids Culture 07.31.14

Local school notes
Shawn Christman, a chef at the Crow’s Nest Inn and Restaurant in Montauk, taught children in grades three through eight about local and organic foods at the Springs School as part of the I Grow summer program, an offshoot of Project Most sponsored by the Levitt Foundation. Bella Lewis

KidFest at Guild Hall

Guild Hall’s KidFest performances and workshops begin on Wednesday, when Page Turner Adventures presents “The Great Pizza Contest” at 5 p.m., starring Riley Roam and Kenny Mikey. This one, which combines storytelling, slapstick, and audience participation, is ideal for kids 3 to 8. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, or $14 and $11 for members.

The National Marionette Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast” on Aug. 13, Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will stop in on Aug. 20, and on Aug. 27 there will be a comedy dog show by Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix. Tickets for the series of four performances cost $60 for adults, $50 for kids, or $55 and $40 for members.

Workshops, which cost $10, or $8 for members, are held before each performance at 4 p.m. This week’s is a cookie-decorating class.

“Peter and the Wolf”

The Hampton Festival Orchestra and the young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform “Peter and the Wolf” two times in these parts this week — on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton and next Thursday at 7 at the Montauk Playhouse. A “celebrity narrator” is promised at both shows. Sara Jo Strickland choreographed the production, which has costumes by Yuka Silvera. Andrew Parea conducts the orchestra. Tickets to the CMEE performance are $17, or $15 for members, in advance through the museum, $20 at the door. Tickets to the Montauk performance are $15.

The Children’s Museum will have live entertainment every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in August. A “season” pass costs $60, $50 for members.

Camp Shakespeare

The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, once beloved for its outdoor productions in Montauk, will began its 15th year of Camp Shakespeare, a theatrical arts and crafts camp for kids 8 to 15, on Monday at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett. The one or two-week sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers are divided into two age groups. The cost is $425 per week, with some financial aid available. Each session ends with a performance for family and friends. Advance registration is required online at or by email to